560. Behold the Rose of Sharon here

Behold the Rose of Sharon here,
The Lily which the valleys bear;
Behold the Tree of Life, that gives
Refreshing fruit and healing leaves.

Amongst the thorns so lilies shine;
Amongst wild gourds the noble vine;
So in mine eyes my Savior proves,
Amidst a thousand meaner loves.

Beneath his cooling shade I sat,
To shield me from the burning heat;
Of heav'ly fruit he spreads a feast,
To feed mine eyes and please my taste.

[Kindly he brought me to the place
Where stands the banquet of his grace;
He saw me faint, and o'er my head
The banner of his love he spread.

With living bread and gen'rous wine,
He cheers this sinking heart of mine;
And op'ning his own heart to me,
He shows his thoughts how kind they be.]

O never let my Lord depart;
Lie down, and rest upon my heart;
I charge my sins not once to move,
Nor stir, nor wake, nor grieve my Love.

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First Line: Behold the Rose of Sharon here
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1835
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:1-4; Song of Solomon 2:6; Song of Solomon 2:7; Psalm 31:18-21; Psalm 31:7-13
Topic: Doubts: and fears suppressed; Fears: and doubts suppressed; Health: sickness, and recovery5 more...
Language: English
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